Steyn says best is yet to come

by Thomas

South African paceman Dale Steyn has warned Australia that he has saved his best performance until last and will do all he can to keep his team top of the Test rankings in this all important third Test match in Perth.

With the series level at 0-0, the Proteas know that a draw or victory in Perth would be enough to keep their number one status, but Steyn insists they will be going all out for the win.

Australia can count themselves somewhat unlucky that they do not lead going into this encounter as they have dominated the majority of the Tests in Brisbane and Adelaide.

The 28-year-old has not had the best series so far either, taking just five wickets at an average of 51.6, which he will not see as good enough for someone considered the best bowler in the world.

Steyn remains confident that he can take vital wickets in this third Test and help South Africa win only their second ever series Down Under.

He said: “Australia have thrown everything they can at us and they still haven’t beaten us.
“I always pride myself on standing up and doing something when we really need it and hopefully in this game something like that can happen.

“I’ll do everything I can in this game to try and get a result and get the wickets to win this Test match.”

It is all set for another thrilling five days of action between these two top quality outfits and the series really does hang right in the balance.

The tourist’s will need to cause a slight upset if they are to win this third Test and with that, the series as they are at 7/4. The Aussies are then available as the 6/4 favourites to finally beat this determined South Africa outfit.

As for Steyn himself, he is an 11/4 shot with Paddypower to be the leading wicket taker for his side in Perth.

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